So as I alluded to in previous posts, I’m gallivanting (yeah, I said gallivanting, love that word) around Australia with my husband. Epic South Australian road trip. Great Ocean Road, tiny coastal towns, hiking in Wilson’s Promentory. Kangaroos, Koalas, Emus, and now penguins and seals! We’re off to Sydney today to see that Opera House. I mean, cuz you have to, right?
But, but writer friends, I was at a critical point in my WIP and I was not able to get through it before vacay. I’m sure many of you appreciate my pain. So I’ve been sneaking in writing time after the hubby goes to bed and before he wakes up. ( I swear my body only needs like 6 hours of sleep) So I’m writing in the dark trying to, um, I don’t know, type quietly and in the blinding sun on the occasional boring car ride where there isn’t awesome rolling hills of pastures or amazing coast line to look at. And good news, I’m getting through what I need to; I’ve re-written the first five chapters and pounded out chapters 17.5-21. They’re rough, but after I get through them once, I’ll be able to send them on to my amazing WIP collaborator! So I’ve done that AND enjoyed Australia. I’m pretty much feeling like the (wo)man 😛
Life’s about balance, right? And having a patient, understanding, awesome husband who understands my writing is…um…an addiction? No, not addiction, it’s my job, right? 😛 Totally made me pancakes–not once, but twice!–while I was pounding out the WIP.
Anyway, I’m going to get back to this….
Side note: I’ve found my favorite Australian coffee–a flat white with two sugars. Yeah, I take my coffee with cream and sugar, so what? 😛